Test & Measurement
FLIR releases CM174, “world’s first” thermal imaging clamp meter
By Renée Francoeur
October 7, 2015 – FLIR Systems has announced the new CM174 imaging clamp meter, powered by FLIR’s Lepton thermal camera core to allow professionals to locate hidden problems by visualizing temperature differences.
The CM174 is the “world’s first all-in-one electrical clamp meter”, equipped with a built-in thermal imager, FLIR claims. Designed for electrical professionals, the CM174 is the only clamp meter that visually identifies temperature anomalies before they become a major problem, it adds.
When facing cluttered wires or scanning complex panels for hazards, Infrared Guided Measurement technology (IGM) guides users without requiring any direct contact with the test site, increasing user safety, states FLIR. The CM174 verifies findings with advanced contact measurement features to help solve the most complex electrical issues, the company explains.
The FLIR CM174 will be available beginning mid-November 2015.